Justice Grantham Published 1910
Scarce Original Antique Print from The World Magazine Supplement c1910
The Justice Grantham by Spy (Leslie Ward). Sir William Grantham was a British barrister, politician and judge. On the bench he showed himself indefatigable and painstaking, and he never failed to clear his list on circuit. He was shrewd in his judgment of character, had a varied assortment of general knowledge, and his manly, downright ways made a favourable impression on juries. A fine model of the English country gentleman, a liberal landlord, always ready to champion the cause of his poorer neighbours against local boards and the red tape of officialdom. Grantham was devoted to all out-of-door sports; he was a notable critic of horseflesh, was one of the founders of the Pegasus Club, and used to act as judge at the bar point to point races.
Published: Gill Whitehead & Co Ltd, New Eltham SE
Very Good condition, some age tone. Approx Image: 310mm x 200mm (12.25" x 8") Approx page size: 370mm x 245mm (14.5" x 9.5")
Ready for mount and frame
Publication: The World - Edmund Hodgson Yates (3 July 1831 – 20 May 1894) a British novelist and dramatist and was best known as the editor of the London society journal, The World, briefly illustrated by Spy and other Vanity Fair artists. Born in Edinburgh to the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates and held an appointment for a period in the General Post Office as an adult. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep.
He was a friend of Charles Dickens, and in the 1850s, Yates lived at No. 43 Doughty Street, London, close to Dickens's former home at No. 48, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.
‘The World: a Journal for Men and Women.’ - Yates was editor-in-chief. Freed from the disgraceful personalities which had disfigured such predecessors as the ‘Age’ and the ‘Satirist,’ the ‘Queen's Messenger,’ the ‘Owl’ and ‘Echoes of the Clubs,’ the ‘World,’ after profitably encountering some not very serious legal opposition, was an established success within six months of its inception. Murray, who persisted in regarding the journal as an agency for the conduct of private vendettas, was bought out in December 1874 and the ‘World’ became the sole property of its manager, Edmund Yates. A distinctive feature of the new weekly was the frequent use of the first person singular in its columns.